THE NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has announced that same-sex couples who are legally married will be recognized as such for federal tax purposes, even if they live in a state that does not recognize their union, The New York Times reports.
It is the broadest federal rule change to come out of the landmark Supreme Court decision in June that struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, and a sign of how quickly the government is moving to treat gay couples in the same way that it does straight couples.
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The United For Marriage rally in Anchorage, Alaska in June. Photo: Steven M. Falk/ZUMA